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Have you volunteered as a tutor?

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Have any of you scientists ever volunteered to teach the disabled or disadvantaged?
 
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Well, I tutored students and teachers in high school regarding computers and the internet. i would love to volenteer more.


btw. don't you think participating at PF is volenteering?
 

eNtRopY

I am willing to tutor any barely legal latinas and/or ebonies who want it.

Seriously though, I think it would be very rewarding to tutor the underpriveleged (those who grew up in sh:tty school districts, i.e. ghettos). Someday, I would like to do so. I think that would be a good way to spend my retirement years.

eNtRopY
 
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i used to tutor some junior high kid with "ADHD"... but since i "have" ADHD (according to a school psychologist), we never really got much done. so, that gig only lasted about 2-3 weeks.
 
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Originally posted by Loren Booda
Have any of you scientists ever volunteered to teach the disabled or disadvantaged?
I've tutored Math to convicts, does that count?
 
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Greg-

I hope that PF reaches around the world to share learning with those less fortunate than we. You especially should be proud of that potential.


eNtRopY, Entropia, Daminc-

All good examples of what our gift of knowledge can do for the community at large.


Any others?
 
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Well, I'm tutoring people that are Freshman, mainly in physics and math, but that's mainly because this way i get to register before everyone else. (A system for recruting tutors, plus i get credits for doing it) I do 9 hours a week and i'm quite happy of doing it. I got 9 regular clients and working for 6 additional hours in a physics/math help center. It's quite fun to help.
 
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I tutored both college students AND at-risk high school students. I must say that tutoring was not the job for me. Both were paid positions, and both were harder than hell.
 

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